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Victoria Royals’ goaltender Griffen Outhouse looks to gather in a rebound during Western Hockey League action against the Prince George Cougars at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Don Descoteau/Black Press

WHL Royals go 2-0 vs. P.G., gear up for weekend test against Kamloops

Three-way tie for first atop B.C. Division as Victoria, Kamloops, Vancouver unbeaten

Victoria Royals’ goaltender Griffen Outhouse looks to gather in a rebound during Western Hockey League action against the Prince George Cougars at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Don Descoteau/Black Press
Vancouver Giants forward Cyle McNabb takes a point blank shot on Victoria Royals goaltender Brock Gould during a Western Hockey League mini tournament game last weekend in Langley. victoriaroyals.com

Royals solid in WHL pre-season games, now gear for home opener

Prince George Cougars, 3-2 winners Sunday, in Victoria for hockey rematch Sept. 21-22

Vancouver Giants forward Cyle McNabb takes a point blank shot on Victoria Royals goaltender Brock Gould during a Western Hockey League mini tournament game last weekend in Langley. victoriaroyals.com
Action from the Tuesday session of the Victoria Royals main training camp at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Jay Wallace-Facebook/victoriaroyals

WHL Royals gear up for final day of training camp

Wednesday night’s intrasquad game culminates camp, cheap hot dogs, popcorn part of the package

Action from the Tuesday session of the Victoria Royals main training camp at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Jay Wallace-Facebook/victoriaroyals
Homegrown Victoria player leads Royals’ WHL 2018 Bantam Draft list

Homegrown Victoria player leads Royals’ WHL 2018 Bantam Draft list

Yale Academy defenceman Nolan Bentham taken 13th overall

Homegrown Victoria player leads Royals’ WHL 2018 Bantam Draft list
The Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals conduct season-end interviews in their dressing room before going their separate ways from the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

WHL veterans reflect on career with Victoria Royals

Tyler Soy and Chaz Reddekopp spent five years each with Island major junior club

The Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals conduct season-end interviews in their dressing room before going their separate ways from the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria’s Kaid Oliver (34) and Tri City’s Nolan Yaremko battle in Western Hockey League playoff action in Kennewick, Wash. The Americans completed a 4-0 sweep of their Western Conference semifinal series, beating the Royals 5-3 on Wednesday. Photo by Doug Love/victoriaroyals.com

WHL season wraps up for Royals in 5-3 loss to Americans

Tri City breaks Game 4 tie with pair of third-period goals, sweeps series

Victoria’s Kaid Oliver (34) and Tri City’s Nolan Yaremko battle in Western Hockey League playoff action in Kennewick, Wash. The Americans completed a 4-0 sweep of their Western Conference semifinal series, beating the Royals 5-3 on Wednesday. Photo by Doug Love/victoriaroyals.com
Matthew Phillips (11) and the Victoria Royals can avoid a sweep against the Tri City Americans in Kennewick, Wash. with a win in game 4 on Wednesday night. The Americans took a 3-0 series lead Tuesday with a 6-5 home-ice victory. Spencer Pickles/Black Press

WHL Royals face elimination after game 3 loss to Americans

Victoria closing gap on Tri City, but running out of time with game 4 Wednesday night

Matthew Phillips (11) and the Victoria Royals can avoid a sweep against the Tri City Americans in Kennewick, Wash. with a win in game 4 on Wednesday night. The Americans took a 3-0 series lead Tuesday with a 6-5 home-ice victory. Spencer Pickles/Black Press
Victoria Royals forward Noah Gregor veers away from Vancouver Giants opponent Ty Ronning during Game 7 action in the teams’ Western Hockey League playoff series Tuesday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won the game and series 4-3 to advance to the next round against Tri City Americans. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

WHL Royals gut out a game 7 win over Giants, move on to face Tri City

Captain Matthew Phillips leads team with pair of goals and a key blocked shot late in the game

Victoria Royals forward Noah Gregor veers away from Vancouver Giants opponent Ty Ronning during Game 7 action in the teams’ Western Hockey League playoff series Tuesday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won the game and series 4-3 to advance to the next round against Tri City Americans. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Vancouver Giants winger Ty Ronning made a quick turn with the puck against the Victoria Royals in WHL playoff action Monday afternoon at the Langley Events Centre. The Royals won 4-3 in overtime to force a game seven Tuesday in Victoria. Troy Landreville Black Press

Staying alive: Royals stave off elimination

Victoria forces game seven after beating Giants in OT at Langley Events Centre

Vancouver Giants winger Ty Ronning made a quick turn with the puck against the Victoria Royals in WHL playoff action Monday afternoon at the Langley Events Centre. The Royals won 4-3 in overtime to force a game seven Tuesday in Victoria. Troy Landreville Black Press
Matthew Phillips and the Victoria Royals are on the ropes in the Western Hockey League playoffs, after suffering a 5-3 loss to Vancouver in game 5 on Saturday night at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Game 6 goes Monday afternoon in Langley, with game 7, if necessary, back in Victoria on Tuesday night. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Royals need win today to stay alive in WHL playoffs

Late charge too little, too late for Royals in game 5 vs Giants

Matthew Phillips and the Victoria Royals are on the ropes in the Western Hockey League playoffs, after suffering a 5-3 loss to Vancouver in game 5 on Saturday night at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Game 6 goes Monday afternoon in Langley, with game 7, if necessary, back in Victoria on Tuesday night. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
VIDEO: Giants score huge game three victory

VIDEO: Giants score huge game three victory

Balanced scoring effort gives Vancouver 2-1 series lead over Victoria Royals in WHL quarter-finals

VIDEO: Giants score huge game three victory
Victoria Royals’ Matthew Phillips splits the Vancouver defence during Western Hockey League playoff action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won 5-4 Saturday to even the opening round playoff series at 1-1. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria Royals even the slate with Giants in WHL playoff series

5-4 win makes it 1-1; series shifts to Langley for games 3 and 4 next week

Victoria Royals’ Matthew Phillips splits the Vancouver defence during Western Hockey League playoff action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won 5-4 Saturday to even the opening round playoff series at 1-1. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Royals forward Dino Kambeitz (left) and Vancouver defenceman Darian Skeoch go toe to toe in a Western Hockey League game earlier this season at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals and Giants play the first two games of their opening round playoff series here Friday and Saturday. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Tight WHL playoff series expected between Royals and Giants

Regular season record belies the closeness of the games: Royals coach Dan Price

Victoria Royals forward Dino Kambeitz (left) and Vancouver defenceman Darian Skeoch go toe to toe in a Western Hockey League game earlier this season at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals and Giants play the first two games of their opening round playoff series here Friday and Saturday. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Royals’ Andrei Grishakov (centre in white) and Dino Kambeitz mix it up with Everett’s Jake Christiansen in Western Hockey League action. The Silvertips won both ends of the teams’ regular season-ending series, 8-1 Saturday in Victoria and 3-2 at home on Friday. Don Denton/Black Press

Royals gear up for WHL playoffs after suffering season-worst loss

Victoria has a solid 7-3 record this year against opening-round opponent Vancouver

Victoria Royals’ Andrei Grishakov (centre in white) and Dino Kambeitz mix it up with Everett’s Jake Christiansen in Western Hockey League action. The Silvertips won both ends of the teams’ regular season-ending series, 8-1 Saturday in Victoria and 3-2 at home on Friday. Don Denton/Black Press
Royals captain Matthew Phillips scored twice, including the winner Sunday in a 4-3 victory over Prince George at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won 4-3 in overtime against the Cougars last Friday and have just two regular season Western Hockey League games remaining.                                Don Descoteau/                                Victoria News

Royals keep pace with Chiefs with weekend WHL wins

Club remains fifth in West, Spokane likely playoff foe

Royals captain Matthew Phillips scored twice, including the winner Sunday in a 4-3 victory over Prince George at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won 4-3 in overtime against the Cougars last Friday and have just two regular season Western Hockey League games remaining.                                Don Descoteau/                                Victoria News
Victoria Royals captain Matthew Phillips (in white) and his teammates dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to Prince George last night and meet the Cougars in the Interior city again tonight. The single point in Western Hockey League action clinched a playoff berth for the Royals. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Royals clinch WHL playoff spot with overtime loss in Prince George

Goaltenders duel at the CN Centre, Victoria plays P.G. Cougars again tonight

Victoria Royals captain Matthew Phillips (in white) and his teammates dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to Prince George last night and meet the Cougars in the Interior city again tonight. The single point in Western Hockey League action clinched a playoff berth for the Royals. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Kole Lind has inked an entry level deal with the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze) *** Local Caption ***

BC WHL player signs with Canucks

Kelowna Rockets top scorer this season, Kole Lind, signs NHL entry level deal with Vancouver

Kole Lind has inked an entry level deal with the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze) *** Local Caption ***
Royals winger Dino Kambeitz races in on Vancouver Giants goalie Trent Miner during Saturday’s Western Hockey League game in Victoria. Kambeitz scored two goals, including the winner with 11 seconds to play, in a 4-3 victory. victoriaroyals.com

Thrilling finish to Royals weekend in Victoria

WHL club hosts Portland for a pair this Friday and Saturday at Save-On Centre

Royals winger Dino Kambeitz races in on Vancouver Giants goalie Trent Miner during Saturday’s Western Hockey League game in Victoria. Kambeitz scored two goals, including the winner with 11 seconds to play, in a 4-3 victory. victoriaroyals.com
Tempers flare during third-period action between the Victoria Royals and Kelowna Rockets in Western Hockey League play at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won 4-3 in overtime, following up a 6-1 win over the Rockets here the night before. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Royals making noise as WHL heads toward home stretch

Victoria scores two home wins over front-running Rockets, teams meet in Kelowna Monday

Tempers flare during third-period action between the Victoria Royals and Kelowna Rockets in Western Hockey League play at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won 4-3 in overtime, following up a 6-1 win over the Rockets here the night before. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Royals’ Jeff de Wit (8) keeps an eye on the flying puck in front of Medicine Hat goalie Jordan Hollett’s glove, while being checked by the Tigers’ James Hamblin. The action came during the teams’ Western Hockey League game last week at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won this game in overtime, 4-3, and 3-2 in OT the next night in Seattle. Don Denton/Black Press

Royals face critical weekend ahead with three WHL games against Kelowna

Victoria made the most of OT opportunities last weekend at home and in Seattle

Victoria Royals’ Jeff de Wit (8) keeps an eye on the flying puck in front of Medicine Hat goalie Jordan Hollett’s glove, while being checked by the Tigers’ James Hamblin. The action came during the teams’ Western Hockey League game last week at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won this game in overtime, 4-3, and 3-2 in OT the next night in Seattle. Don Denton/Black Press